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Ignorance of drugs being trafficked is no defense (access required)

Prosecutors in South Carolina need not prove that a defendant knew what type of drugs he was transporting to shore up a conviction for trafficking, the state Court of Appeals has ruled in a novel decision. Whether a defendant must have “knowledge of the precise identity of the illegal drug being trafficked, has, surprisingly, never been ...

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